know a reliable brand of external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by videoed, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. videoed macrumors regular

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    hello all,

    i've got some storage issues that need addressing.

    looking to purchase about 20 TB of storage over the next few months.

    interested in minimum of 2 TB, and all in an external style format.

    or maybe at this point i should be thinking something bigger...

    i'm simply archiving video and would like redundancy if possible

    any tips?

    thanks!

    ed
     
  2. davidinva, Aug 22, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011

    davidinva macrumors 6502a

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    I've only used Western Digital and have been happy so far. I have a 500GB portable that travels with me and a 1.5 TB that stays on my desk. With your needs, some sort of RAID setup?
     
  3. itickings macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    You are more or less guaranteed to get recommendations for any existing brand as well as horror stories about the same brands. Most drives will work for a long time, but eventually all drives fail.

    That said, I'm happy with my Western Digital Desktop external drives, a mix of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0TB ones. They have however fairly recently been demoted to carry backups only, as I've migrated to a storage server based on unRAID to provide some level of redundancy.
     

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